Feedback welcomed on plans for new homes in Edenfield

Feedback is being sought on a new housing scheme set for Rossendale.

Homebuilder Northstone, part of regeneration business Peel L&P, is inviting the community to have its say on plans for new energy-efficient and affordable homes in Edenfield, which includes plans for community gardens.

Northstone has plans for a sustainable community of approximately 50 homes at Blackburn Road, 30% of which would be available for shared ownership and affordable rent.

The two- to five-bed homes would be built alongside open space and new community gardens for people to come together and grow their own.

Northstone would also create a dedicated car park and drop-off space for use by the school and wider community on land owned by Peel L&P with possibilities for a nature-inspired park or outdoor play areas on land near the school.

The land off Blackburn Road has been identified as a key site for housing in Rossendale Borough Council’s Local Plan.

As part of its commitment to community consultation, Northstone is asking residents in Edenfield to attend a public exhibition, outlining its vision for the site.

Alternatively, the plans can be viewed online at where a digital feedback form is also available. The in-person event will be held on: Saturday, February 11, between 11am and 4pm, at Edenfield Community Centre, Exchange Street, Edenfield.

Bernadette Barry, development manager at Northstone, said: “At Northstone we consider the environments and communities that surround our developments to be just as important as the homes themselves.

“For this reason, our proposals for this site aim to go beyond the requirements of planning policy and help tackle some of the parking and traffic issues in the village.”

She added: “We’re looking forward to speaking to local people in more detail about the plans and how these can be developed to suit their needs and would encourage people to have their say as part of the public consultation before we submit plans to the council.”

As well as attending the event or visiting the project website, people can also find out more information and provide their feedback by calling the freephone information number, 0800 298 7040, or emailing

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